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September 15, 2011

Sri Lanka: a row of cattle waiting to be fed. ©FAO/Ishara Kodikara

Agriculture, Livestock, Emerging Diseases, and Agricultural Law: Connecting the Dots

An estimated 1.5 billion people in rural households depend on livestock for food, income, savings, and traction, but animals can harbor diseases that pose threats to humans. High-impact diseases emerge at points of convergence between animals, humans, and natural ecosystems. Around the world, people seek to learn about hazards, risks, and threats that affect them and about where and how their food is produced. This creates greater demand for understanding agriculture and food legislation. In the presence of legal frameworks, national agencies tasked with delivery of veterinary services undertake their functions. Countries enact legislations and regulations to take full advantage of the rapidly growing and transforming livestock sector while upholding public health and national priorities. [...]


Viet Nam: Veterinarians administering free vaccines to chickens to prevent another outbreak of the H5N1 virus. ©FAO/Hoang Dinh Nam

Towards a Safer World
Towards a Safer World is a global initiative to capture the lessons that were learned from preparing for an influenza pandemic, and inspire leaders to apply those lessons and best practices to continuing and emerging threats. [...]



waste management
Towards environmentally sustainable livestock waste management in east Asia.

Along much of the densely populated coast of the South China Sea, livestock waste runoff is severely degrading seawater in one of the world's most biologically diverse shallow water marine areas. A joint FAO-GEF project developed practical options and methods to address the issue. [...]

© Jon Warren/CEckrom
FAO develops rabies education package
Education is an important element in the prevention and control of rabies. The Animal Health Service of FAO, in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, developed a rabies education package. [...]

13-15 September > Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
AHVLA International Conference 2011: Animal diseases and their consequences
15-16 September > Rome, Italy
"Towards A Safer World" Conference

15-17 September > Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1st International Congress on Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface (ICOPHAI): Impact, Limitations, and Needs in Developing Countries

26-30 September > FAO Headquarters, Rome
FAO Experts' Meeting on 'Effects of animal feeding on animal welfare'

Jornal de Angola
Avicultura Industrial



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